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Tag Archives: Curtiss Reims Racer

THE PILOT’S VIEW, EPISODE 1

THE EARLIEST aeroplanes were less than open-cockpit, for they had no cockpits at all. Orville or Wilbur Wright initially lay prone on a padded cradle on the bottom wing of … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

A QUEST FOR LATERAL CONTROL: THE GOUPY II

EARLIEST AIRCRAFT were on a quest for control, especially laterally, from side to side, in roll. Wing warping was one choice; ailerons were another. Major court cases ensued (for the … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · 9 Comments